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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Raul Labrador
Representative (R-ID)
CSPAN3 06/13/2014
Labrador: Now severe abuses of this program have actually come to light, including NSA analysts listening to overseas calls of U.S. soldiers to their girlfriends and wives in the states. But when the wiretapping was challenged the solicitor general promised the Supreme Court that if any of the info was ever used in a court, the defendant would be notified. But last year Reuters report found that DOJ officials are using NSA gathered intelligence as leads for criminal cases without informing the defendant of the origin of the case and misleading federal prosecutors about it’s origins. Do you believe that such use of NSA intercepts are lawful? Comey: That's a complicated question, one I'm trying to parse to make sure I don't talk about anything classified in an open setting.
James Comey
Director of the FBI
CSPAN3 06/13/2014
Comey: …the way in which we interact with information collected by the NSA or by the FBI is entirely lawful and I also understand -- I don't know the history you're talking about well enough to comment but that it is now the practice where someone is notified in the circumstances you talked about. Labrador: Well the reports are that they’re supposed to be notified and in some cases they have not been notified. Would you investigate any of these allegations if it's true that some of these people were not notified? Comey: Whether it would be FBI jurisdiction to investigate it. I suspect there’s an inspector general who would have jurisdiction to investigate it. That’s probably the most I can say based on what I know from your question. Labrador: Okay, maybe we should have a conversation about this. I think that his is an area of concern that some of us have about the NSA. I think there's been some abuses and obviously we are all concerned about (fourth amendment protections.)
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